Beakerhead is wildly entertaining, but it sure ain’t mindless

Guest post by Lisa Willemse Every year, Calgary hosts an event centred around cowboys and bucking broncos and tents full of brew. It’s been dubbed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, but I beg to differ. Calgary does host the greatest show on earth, but it’s not the Stampede. It’s Beakerhead. Never heard of it? Now […]

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Have you heard the one about Canadian science podcasts?

By Raymond Nakamura and Lisa Willemse, Multimedia Editors <Play the theme music, which is an original composition or available through Creative Commons that elicits a sense of Canada as well as science and multimedia…> Raymond <who sounds as though he’s speaking from the bottom of a deep well>: Welcome to another episode of “Multimedia Posts […]

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Engaging with Science Blogs: Scientists, Policymakers and Bloggers Weigh in at CPSC

By Lisa Willemse and Stephanne Taylor ** ** This post was a collaborative effort among the Science Borealis CSPC panelists Amelia Buchanan, Chris Buddle, Sabrina Doyle, Paul Dufour, and moderator Brian Owens and includes input from the session attendees.  The Canadian Science Policy Conference, held in Ottawa on November 25-27 offered beleaguered scientists a refreshing and […]

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Who are science communicators? And a survey.

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By Susan Vickers and Lisa Willemse Communication, Education, and Outreach subject editors Let’s begin by clearing up a small point of possible confusion. This post covers two different surveys: one happening now, and one conducted last year. The current one is the Science Borealis survey of blog readers, which Science Borealis is conducting in collaboration […]

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Science Policy and Blogging: Mixing it up at CSPC 2015

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Guest Post by Lisa Willemse Science Borealis Board Member “Oh, the East is East and the West is West and never the twain shall meet.” Though this line from Rudyard Kipling’s 1889 Ballad of East and West is often used to describe differences, the poem—a commentary on race and colonialism—is actually much more positive, closing […]

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